Central Coast Youth Services

All of us need help at different moments in our life. The following list includes services that can help you when you need.
If someone is injured or at immediate risk of hurting themselves or someone else, please call 000 immediately.

Someone to talk to

headspace 

headspace Gosford Phone: 4304 7870 Click Here
headspace Lake Haven Phone: 4394 9100 Click Here

Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm 

eheadspace 

online counselling 9:00 am – 1:00 am  Click Here

Youth Beyond Blue
Phone: 300 22 4636
 24-hour support

Online chat 3:00 pm – 12:00 am Click Here

Reachout

Information and forums for young people, families and school Click Here

QLife – Gender and Sexual Diversity
Phone: 1800 184 527

Online chat 3:00 pm – 12:00 am

Between 3 pm and midnight, around Australia, in your state every day.
QLife national telephone and web counselling service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, families and friends. Click Here

Support for you

Youth Health Wyong
Phone: 4356 9333

Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Click Here

Yerin Aboriginal Health Service Wyong
Phone: 4351 1040

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Health care to the Central Coast’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Click Here

Chat Safe – Orygen Youth Mental Health

The world’s firs guidelines to support young people in communicating safely online about suicide have been released today by Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health. Click here to read the guidelines.

Alcohol and Drug Information Service
Phone: 1800 422 599
24-hour support

If you need information, advice or support about alcohol and other drugs. Click Here

Gambling Solutions 
Phone: 4344 7992

Gambling Solutions Central Coast offers free counselling, support and education to anyone affected in any way by problem gambling. Our counsellors are highly qualified in providing specialised treatment in the complexities of gambling addiction. Click Here

NSW Rape Crisis Support
Phone: 1800 424 017

24-hour counselling and online support for sexual assault and family and domestic violence. Click Here

 Emergency Accommodation Services

Coast Shelter
Phone: 4325 3540

Link2Home Hotline 
Phone: 1800 152 152

24-hour State-wide homeless support and accommodation. Click Here

Support Groups Service Directory – Central Coast Local Health District (PDF)

Your local Doctor (sometimes called GP) is also a great place to start – they are trained to help you with any type of physical or mental health concern.

Participating in new activities can help you feel better. Here are some activities you might like to try.

  • Physical activities like sport, yoga, dance, swimming.
  • Cultural Activities such as music, theatre, films, painting & writing.
  • Join or volunteer with an organisation, it might be religion, politics, the environment, animals, gaming or whatever may interest you!

If you would like more information about activities you can get involved in please contact headspace or Central Coast Council Youth Service on 4304 7039.

You could also talk to your school counsellor or trusted teacher.

You can get support for whatever you may be going through – you just need to ask for help 😃